Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Challenges

There are all sorts of challenges in miniatures.   Theme challenges,   container challenges, time challenges etc.   I've participated in lots of them.   Prizes are sometimes available and sometimes just the honor of being selected by fellow miniaturists.   Most of the time I like to participate in challenges because it gives me a focus and a time limit.   Two things I need to get my best work done.

Several months ago I participated in a Trash 2 Treasure challenge on Quarter Connection.   This is a quarter scale group.   I looked at the things they were sending and basically it looked like so much S*** that I had to work with.   Oh well, I like challenges.   They day I got my envelope of parts, I was sure it was going to be a mess.   I looked at the items for a couple of days and decided I would do an Art Studio with assemblage art on display.  For those of you who don't know much about assemblage art - it art where you use found items.    You had to find a box and use that and I decided to use a Lipton Tea box.  I unglued it and turned it inside out and painted the inside and reassembled.   



Here is the list of things that were used.   



YOUR COMPLETED PROJECT:   Lipton’s Art Gallery on night of Assemblage Art Show

INDICATE HOW ALL OR PART OF EACH ITEM WAS USED

PACKAGE 1:

FOAM SQUARE FROM JUNCTION SPLICE:  Display Base for 4 pieces of art (eggs & spiral)  
MATT BOARD SQUARE: Shelf for Clock
PLASTIC CAP:  Part used for Bowl
GRANDTLINE SCRAP:   used in construction table between the two forks.  
GOLD BEAD:   Head on art piece (star gazer)
PAPERCLIP:  Spiral Art piece (displayed in Foam Square                       
CLOCK PRINTIE:  Mounted on Shelf

PACKAGE 2:

PLASTIC TILE SHEET:  Round Table Top              
DENTIL CUT WAXED PAPER:   Wrapped around a dowel for flag art piece
ARTIFICIAL GREENERY:  In Tall hollow tube
PLASTIC COVERED WIRE:  Coil displayed in foam square
HOLLOW TUBE:   Vase for Greenery

PACKAGE 3:

BUBBLE WRAP:  Stuffing for 2 pillows
RUBBER BANDS:   Chopped up and put in plastic cap for snack
STICKUM PAPER:  Guest book 
DROPPER:  Cut into two pieces – one forms body and other a telescope for Star Gazer art piece.    Part cut into punch bowl and displayed on table. 
SEQUINS:   Part of Mirrored art piece

PACKAGE 4:

SILVER FOIL:  Used to cut flags 
PLASTIC MESH:  Part of Mirrored art piece
PICKS:  Table
BRADS:   On Sandwich Board
TACKS:  Punch cup next to punch bowl on table.  
DOWELS:    Used in 3 art pieces 

PACKAGE 5:

THIN WOOD VENEER SHEET:   Used as large blackboard at end of building 
PLASTIC CUP:  Base of Table  
FOLDER TAGS:  Name on gallery  
BITS OF WOOD:  Arranged into free standing art piece. 
PLASTIC EGG:  (2 turned into Art Pieces
ACRYLIC MIRROR:   Part of Mirrored art piece




ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN TRASH PACKAGE (OPTIONAL ITEMS FROM RULES PAGE)

5” x 7” PIECE OF CARDBOARD FROM SHIPPING BOXUsed for table and benches and to stabilize box.  
5” x 5” PIECE OF FABRIC:   Pillow cover
ONE SHEET OF COMPUTER PAPER:

PAINT AND GLUE ARE  ALLOWED BUT NOT LISTED.


Container was a small tea box.  


Here are pictures of the finished project:











The next time you see a challenge offered - go for it.   It challenges the brain and makes normal everyday projects SO MUCH EASIER.





1 comment:

Chris P's Minis and More said...

wow amazing how you did this I am brain dead!!!